Welsh national anthem declared aria of natural outstanding beauty


The Welsh national anthem has been declared an aria of outstanding natural beauty.

Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau, written by Evan James and his son James James, was first performed Maesteg in 1856. The song is often sung ahead of Welsh sporting events.

Tina Warble, Chairman of The Society of Nice Songs, told WalesOnCraic:

“That song gives me a throb-on whenever I hear it. It’s known to make grown men weep and its magical powers has brought it to our attention here at the Society of Nice Songs. Being a Welshwoman myself, I couldn’t be prouder that the song has been accepted into our Hall of Fame and better still, declared an aria of outstanding natural beauty. This means that it will now be protected from untalented, overpaid pop stars using it which is such a relief after hearing Kanye West’s demolition job of Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The anthem is often best heard at Welsh rugby internationals. When the Welsh rugby team play away, the anthem is often played shitly to try and rile the Welsh players and fans.

Main image: Marylyn Jeans (Creative Commons licence)

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